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December 01, 2010

Vol. 39 No. 41st Circuit. University of Connecticut School of Law third-year student Jessica Stein received the Exemplary Public Service Award for a Student from Equal Justice Works. This award is presented annually to a student or student group to recognize exceptional workwithin the law school community for meeting the

Liaison Notebook: Issues to Maintain Independence

December 01, 2010

Vol. 39 No. 4By Nicholas D. WittenbergNicholas D. Wittenberg, a third-year student at The University of Toledo College of Law, is the 2010–11 Law Student Division liaisons to the Standing Committee on Judicial Independence. The ABA Standing Committee on Judicial Independence has undertaken and made significant accomplishments on many projects regarding

Liaison Notebook: SEER Offers Plenty of Networking Opportunities for Students

December 01, 2010

Vol. 39 No. 4By Brian D. KenyonBrian D. Kenyon, a third-year law student at Florida State University College of Law, is the Law Student Division liaison to the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER). The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) kicked off its 2010–11 calendar year on

Assembly Delegates Vote on Division Positions at Annual Meeting

December 01, 2010

Vol. 39 No. 4Law students from across the country met in San Francisco in August at the ABA Annual Meeting to determine the Law Student Division’s policy positions for the next year. Student Bar Association (SBA) presidents and ABA representatives from every ABA-approved law school were eligible to debate and

Use and Abuse of Metadata

December 01, 2010

Imagine that you are a lawyer conversing with a client in your office. It’s a nice day, so you leave your window open. Another lawyer who works in the same building, and happens to represent a party currently negotiating a contract with your client, is standing outside your window having

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Gear up for Your Spring Job Search

December 01, 2010

Take advantage of winter break—when casebooks aren’t competing for your time—to establish the foundation for a spring job search. There’s much you can do now to ready yourself to roll out a strategic and effective plan. Nurture existing relationships. Toasting old acquaintances with a song on New Year’s Eve is quaint. But

A Passion to Serve

December 01, 2010

Vol. 39 No. 4By Kevin R. JohnsonThere is a lot that I can say about passion, leadership,service, and people. However, if you want me to speak all day and night, I can do so about leaders who have a passion for the people they serve. I consider representing and advocating

Deciphering Your Doubts

December 01, 2010

Many law students experience that moment when they think: “How did I get here? Is law school really for me?” If these thoughts have crossed your mind, it would be good to evaluate whether you are just frustrated or finally vocalizing true feelings about law school.How can you sort through


Cultivate Relationships: Studying, Socializing, and Scheduling Your Time

December 01, 2010

“You probably need to have some conversations with family and friends and explain to them why you’re not going to call as much, why you’re not going to be around as much, and why you’re not going to constantly keep commenting on what’s posted on Facebook,” says Malone, director of

WestlawNext: Westlaw’s Next Generation Research System

December 01, 2010

January 1, 2011, all law students will have access to WestlawNext—the next generation of Westlaw. So, let’s take a look at some of the changes coming to one of the premier legal research systems. One change you’ll like is the new look. Ever